JOE Biden finally met UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson after being slammed as “senile” by hardline Brexiteers for reprimanding Britain over “inflaming tensions” in Northern Ireland.
The Bidens met Johnson and his wife ahead of their bilateral meeting today in Cornwall, England.
It comes after the US issued an official diplomatic censure to Britain because the UK’s stance disrupted supplies into Northern Ireland, resulting in violent riots over the past few months. Yesterday, Flotus also told her husband to “pay attention” during his RAF address after arriving in the UK.
Biden still has the G7 summit, a meeting with Queen Elizabeth, and tense talks with Vladimir Putin, on the horizon.
Biden has set the stakes for his eight-day trip in sweeping terms, believing that the West must publicly demonstrate it can compete economically with China as the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.
The paramount priority for Biden, who left on Wednesday for his first stop in the United Kingdom, is to convince the world that his Democratic administration is not just a fleeting deviation in the trajectory of an American foreign policy.
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